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Chase Rice Plots Lambs and Lions Tour

“The shows were what kept me going,” says the singer, who persevered through lean career times to record ambitious new album ‘Lambs and Lions’

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Chase Rice will launch a new tour in September.

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Three years on from topping the charts with his one-and-done LP for Columbia Nashville, Ignite the Night, Chase Rice is looking to get a fresh start in 2017. That’s meant severing ties with his old label to join forces with Broken Bow Records and, more importantly, distancing himself from the bro-country image that was both his blessing and curse in the changing climate of country music. With a new album, Lambs & Lions, due out later this year, Rice is now making plans to hit the road in fall.

The 30-date Lambs & Lions Tour kicks off September 14th at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, less than a couple hours away from where Rice grew up in Asheville. After touring with Kenny Chesney in 2015, this new tour in a way sees the former Survivor contestant get back to basics, as he’ll focus primarily on playing smaller to mid-size theater gigs and the occasional festival, including the Garden State Country Music Food Truck Fest in Atlantic City on October 1st.

Supporting Rice at different points of the Lambs & Lions Tour, which will also visit the United Kingdom and Ireland in December but skip his adopted home in Nashville, will be Travis Denning, Jacob Davis, Brooke Eden, Filmore, and Sam Riggs. The tour wraps up next February at Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.

“I didn’t have a clue what I was doing on that record,” Rice told Rolling Stone Country earlier this year, regarding Ignite the Night, which went to Number One on the country charts and scored a top five single in “Ready Set Roll.” “I was just throwing a bunch of stuff on a wall and seeing what stuck. There is some stuff on there that is the same old shit and I’m tired of that. They’re finally going to see the me I want them to see.

Lambs & Lions will be produced by Chris DeStefano, Mac MacAnally, and Jacquire King.

The full list of Chase Rice’s Lambs & Lions Tour dates:

September 14 – Boone, NC @ Appalachian State University
September 15 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
September 16 – Charlotte, NC @ Coyote Joe’s
September 21 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater
September 22 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
September 23 – Idaho Falls, ID @ Colonial Theater
September 28 – Saint Paul, MN @ The Myth
September 29 – Rosemont, IL @ Joe’s Live
September 30 – Chicago, IL @ Joe’s on Weed Street
October 1 – Atlantic City, NY @ Garden State Country Muisc Food Truck Fest
October 12 – San Marcos, TX @ The Marc
October 13 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
October 14 – Dardanelle, AR @ Front Street Grill
October 26 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
October 27 – Tulsa, OK @ River Spirit Casino Resort
October 28 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion
November 2 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
November 3 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
November 9 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
November 17 – Denver, CO @ Grizzly Rose
November 18 – Denver, CO @ Grizzly Rose
December 1 – Glasgow, U.K. @ King Tuts
December 2 – Manchester, U.K. @ Deaf Institute
December 4 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Institute2
December 5 – London, U.K. @ Borderline
December 6 – Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans
December 8 – Maryville, MO @ Northwest Missouri State University
January 18 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
January 19 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
January 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Filmore
January 25 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
January 26 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
January 27 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
February 1 – Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theatre
February 3 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
February 8 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
February 9 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
February 10 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre

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